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Jones’ Lawyers Agree on Settlement

March 5, 1999

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Past and present lawyers for Paula Jones have agreed on how to split up the $850,000 President Clinton paid to end the sexual harassment suit against him.

However, terms of the agreement were not revealed in an order issued by a federal judge Thursday.

Still to be resolved in the Jones-Clinton case is whether the judge will cite Clinton for contempt of court because of his conflicting testimony about his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

The order from U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright told the court clerk to pay the money to one of the attorneys so it could be distributed to the parties.

In her lawsuit, Mrs. Jones claimed that Clinton, when he was governor of Arkansas, made a crude advance in a room at a Little Rock hotel in 1991. Clinton denies the accusation.

Judge Wright dismissed the case in April. While that dismissal was on appeal, Clinton and Mrs. Jones settled. After former and current lawyers began to argue over who would get how much, the judge ordered the check held by the court until the dispute was resolved.

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